Ban Shan — which in the Taiwanese (Hokkien) dialect means “play god” — is a story about a “Ba Jia Jiang”, a young medium who represents the bodyguard of a Taiwanese god. He has a lucid dream after a temple fair one night in which he dances until he becomes a god. In order to create a temple fair scene, in which Ba Jia Jiang dance in arrays accompanied by the sounds of firecrackers and Taiwanese gongs, a surround sound version of this work was created.
The composer grew up in an area of Tainan City (Taiwan) populated by temples. This surround sound version of Ban Shan invokes the atmosphere of traditional festivals in her hometown, which she hopes to share with the world.
《Ban Shan》 FUTREU VISION LAB Special Edition (Three Movements):
I. 《Twilight》- Vocal
II. 《Ban Shan》 - Computer Generated Sound
III. 《Hua Shen》- Taiko, Computer Generated Sound
Performance｜10.29 (FRI), 10.30 (SAT) 19:00, 20:00 (4 performances)
＊The performance contains smoke and viewer discretion is advised.
＊Each performance also screens Sandrine DEUMIER ╳ Myriam BLEAU－ L’alter-monde.
Duration｜total in 34 mins, includes Ban Shan 10 mins and L'alter-monde 24 mins
▶ Limited availability, and registration for each performance is needed.
▶ Latecomers will not be allowed to enter the venue once the performance begins. The performance will not open for audience to sign up on site. Please sign up as early as possible.
▶ For the epidemic prevention, taking temperatures, disinfecting hands, leaving personal information and keeping social distance are required, and audiences are required to wear masks at all times when entering C-LAB. Moreover, audiences whose temperatures are above 37.5℃ are not allowed entry.
▶ Programs may be subject to change.
A member of the indigenous Siraya group in Taiwan, Sandra TAVALI’s musical works cross the genres of classical and fine art, film, and documentaries. Her composition Ban Shan was featured at the International Computer Music Conference-ICMC 2018 (Korea), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival -NYCEMF 2017, and klingt gut! Symposium on Sound, Hamburg, Germany 2016.
WANG tuó, aka WonderGym, collects images and materials based on fieldwork to directly participate in and spot “what is happening.”
LIN Yen-Chun began studying Taiko with Rosan SIRAN, the artistic director of Volandourai Spring Spa & Resort; Zara HUANG, the artistic director of Möbius Strip Theatre; and LEE Cho-Yu, the head of Drum Soul – Taiko & Percussion Theatre. In June 2019, he went to Japan to join Ondekoza.
As a popular music singer and song writer, CHEN Chih-Han also enjoys working with cross-media performance.